Residents of the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee and their culture.
June 12, 2005
Met a miner, 48er..
When I first started 'Southern Highlanders' I started, for some odd reason, to compare this film to 'Brandon', which, if you havent seen it, is like THE WORSY FILM EVER on the Prelinger Archives (really, nothing has come close to it). I'm not saying this is exactly like it, but there are a lot of similarities to it I find. Basically an exploration of people in the deep south, them people living in the mountains. They're a simple folk you see, and don't need a lot of fancy things to get by. Anyways, the film itself is somewhat dry and hokey in places, nothing really too exciting here. It doesnt help that in some scenes the locals are bored silly too. (Check out that barn-burning church scene (cough sarcasm cough). Still should hold your interest if this something you'd be interested in.